General Education Program

Announcements

Advising changes: First-time first-year students starting at SSU in Fall 2021 are now required to complete a 3-unit course in Area F (Ethnic Studies) and 6-units in lower division Area D (Social Sciences).
All Area Content Criteria Available! : Check the resources page for A,B,C,D,or E area content criteria.
A3, C2, and UD C Passed!: Content criteria for areas A3, C2, and Upper Division C are now available in Resources.
The General Education (GE) program at SSU is going through changes: Be sure to check your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) and speak with your professional academic advisor or faculty advisor to understand your GE requirements.

The Sonoma State General Education and Seawolf Experience program provides students an intentional, coherent, inclusive undergraduate experience across multiple disciplinary perspectives, fostering broad transferable skills and integrated, engaged learning that position students to create and participate meaningfully and ethically in our interconnected and interdependent world.

We began implementation of a new GE program in Fall 2019 and that program has again been modified for Fall 2021. Since course requirements for GE and the Seawolf Experience vary depending on catalog year, the best source for these requirements is in the student Academic Requirement Report (ARR). The best source for GE area course designations is the semester course schedule.

Fall 2021 GE Program 

The GE program consists of 48-units taken as coursework across six distribution areas A-F; this program is overseen by the GE Subcommittee. The Seawolf Experience consists of overlay coursework some of which is CSU-wide and some of which is SSU-specific.  Overlay courses are those that may also count towards a student’s GE requirements, major, minor, or elective units depending upon the course.  Overlay courses that meet American Institution and CSU graduation writing requirements and SSU-specific overlays in sustainability and global awareness are overseen by the Overlay Subcommittee. The previous critical race studies overlay requirement is now met specifically through a course in GE Area F.

Fall 2019 GE Program

The GE program consists of 48-units taken as coursework across five distribution areas A-E; this program is overseen by the GE Subcommittee. The Seawolf Experience consists of overlay coursework some of which is CSU-wide and some of which is SSU-specific.  Overlay courses are those that may also count towards a student’s GE requirements, major, minor, or elective units according to specifications outlined in the GE Curriculum.  Overlay courses that meet American Institution and CSU graduation writing requirements and the SSU-specific overlay in critical race studies sustainability and global awareness is are overseen by the Overlay Subcommittee. 

 

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